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Leigh Buchanan Bienen

Leigh Buchanan Bienen, American lawyer. Bar: New Jersey 1975, United States Dist Ct New Jersey 1975, Pa 1977, New York 1982, United States Supreme Ct 1982, District of Columbia 1983, Ill 1996.

Background

  • Bienen, Leigh Buchanan was born on April 24, 1938 in Berkeley, California, United States. Daughter of Norman Sharpe Buchanan and Janet Buchanan (Saniter) Arnold.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1960. Master of Arts, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1963. Juris Doctor, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1975.

    Career

    • Research attorney Center for Rape Concern, Philadelphia, 1975-1976. Law associate Boalt Hall, University California, Berkeley, 1976-1977. Assistant deputy public defender Department Public Advocate, Trenton, New Jersey, 1977-1991.

      Administrative director Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School, 1991-1994. Senior lecturer Northwestern University School Law, Chicago, since 1995. Lectr University Pa Sch Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1977, Princeton, 82, Princeton, 84, Princeton, 87, Princeton, 1991—1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New Jersey 1975, United States Dist Ct New Jersey 1975, Pa 1977, New York 1982, United States Supreme Ct 1982, District of Columbia 1983, Ill 1996.

    Works

    Membership

    Director Chicago History Homicide Project, since 2000. Director website homicide.northwestern.edu. Member Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Committee, since 2005.

    Board directors New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union, 1982—1992. Vice president Lookingglass Theatre, since 2003. Member of American Bar Association (project on sex offender sentencing 1984-1985).

    Connections

    • Married Henry S Bienen, April 28, 1961. Children: Laura, Claire, Leslie.
    • father: Norman Sharpe Buchanan Arnold
    • mother: Janet Buchanan (Saniter) Arnold
    • spouse: Henry S Bienen
    • children: Laura Bienen
    • Claire Bienen
    • Leslie Bienen
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